Sembereka and Trapence

LILONGWE, MaraviPost: Malawi court ordered that Trapence and Sembereka must be taken to and tried in Lilongwe where they committed their offence.

Trapence and Sembereka have since been taken to Blantyre Police Station pending their transfer to Lilongwe

Mtambo finally surrendered to Police following a scuffle with Police as a small group of supporters had to be tear gassed to disperse.

Reporting by Zodiak says one officer was injured during the scuffle with betwwen the police and Mtambo supporters.

Meantime the arrest of Human Defenders Coalition HRDC leaders has attracted a strong condemnation from an international human rights body, Amnesty International.

In a statement posted on their website less than 24 hours ago, Amnesty International Director for East and Southern Africa, Deprose Muchena, has condemned and demanded that President Peter Mutharika and members of his Democratic Progressive Party DPP, to stop intimidating, harassing and threatening the human rights activists.

In his reaction, DPP spokesperson and Minister of Homeland security Nicholas Dausi has taken a swipe at Amnesty International for only pointing fingers at the DPP led government, without denouncing the destruction of property, death of a police officer, resultant from the HRDC led protests which turned violent.

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